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Surviving My Mother (2007)

Clara's mother is on her death bed as she tells her daughter that she regrets they are not closer. This revelation causes Clara to pursue a closer relationship with her own daughter, Bianca.

Director:

Émile Gaudreault

Writer:

Steve Galluccio
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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Caroline Dhavernas ... Bianca
Ellen David ... Clara
Colin Mochrie ... Rick
Adam J. Harrington ... Michael (as Adam Harrington)
Véronique Le Flaguais ... Clara's Mother
Louison Danis ... Ginetta
Christian Bégin ... Pierre
Laurent Allaire ... Khalid
Matt Holland ... Martin
Danièle Lorain ... Female Doctor
Lucinda Davis ... Policewoman
Penny Mancuso Penny Mancuso ... Michael's Father
Frank Schorpion ... Johnny Palumbo
Suzanna Lenir ... Vanessa Palumbo
Océane Martin Océane Martin ... Young Bianca
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Clara's mother is on her death bed as she tells her daughter that she regrets they are not closer. This revelation causes Clara to pursue a closer relationship with her own daughter, Bianca.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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gripping exploration of in-family commitment and communication
17 September 2009 | by jvframeSee all my reviews

I loved Mambo Italiano and last week decided to check IMDb for any other films by the writer and director, and bought this DVD with due confidence.

"Surviving My Mother" is a radically different film to Mambo Italiano. It is much darker - though with quite a few genuine laughs. It really does fit the awkward genre "dramedy" - in much the same way as does "American Beauty".

I'm caring for my elderly and ailing mother, and as much as I love her and do my best to make her comfortable, I really don't expect to find her alive each morning. So the early part of this film spoke directly to me, as I'm sure it does to many others. We're witnessing heart rending truth in the death of the grand-mother, but it's a vital element for driving the rest of the story - which is of mother and daughter both realising that they have a small window of opportunity to really know each other and establish an ongoing honest relationship.

A strong cast and tight script are complemented by the superb direction and tasteful inventive visual effects - particularly in the projection of online chat text into the real world.

As with Mambo Italiano, the sound design and the soundtrack music are exceptional. "Surviving My Mother" abounds with love, life and passion.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2007 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Comment survivre à sa mère See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$223,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$223,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cinémaginaire Inc. See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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